Tag: Travel

WestJet Airlines says no to drugs as Canada prepares to decriminalize cannabis

Last month, the Canadian Armed Forces announced its strict but reasonable policy surrounding the use of cannabis by service personnel. With Canada’s decriminalization of cannabis nearly upon us, a lot of companies and organizations that deal with dangerous tasks or complicated hardware are following suit. Earlier this week, one of Canada’s most popular air carriers, […]

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Google Search will make trip planning even easier with more personalized information

Travel is not a new area of interest for Google, with lots of customized cards in Search aimed at getting you the best deals on flights and hotels, as well as the dedicated Google Trips app to bring all of your bookings together and offer additional recommendations and guides. Further enhancements to Google Search are […]

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Touring Bird is a curated city guide from Google’s experimental Area 120

Area 120 is an experimental startup incubator at Google, responsible for projects such as Reply, and its latest output is a new type of travel guide called Touring Bird. It’s a website designed with mobile in mind (looking very much like an app) that recommends carefully selected attractions, tours, and activities in 20 cities around the […]

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Let me tell you about living my life on the road

Seamus Bellamy In passing, I’ve talked about the fact that my wife and I are full-time nomads. Lemme expand on that. A few years back, we bought a 21-year-old RV with the intention of living in it while my wife completed her degree in Vancouver, Canada. Typically, winters in Vancouver are mild by comparison to […]

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Review: Microsoft’s Surface Go is almost everything I want in a travel computer

Every year, I wait for Apple to announce mouse support for the iPad. Every year, I am left unfulfilled. Apple’s nailed the apps that I need to do my job on the go, but the lack of a mouse for interacting with text slows my workflow way the hell down. Tapping on my tablet’s display […]

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Jaguar Land Rover wants to stick googly eyes on self-driving cars so you’ll trust them

It might not have seemed possible after their incredibly slow start, but self-driving cars are looking more and more like the future of personal transportation. Still, some nagging questions remain, not least of which is whether the public at large will warm up to the idea of cars that do their own thing. Jaguar Land […]

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Word of Mouth: Drinking + Dining in Detroit

Everyone who visits Detroit wants to tell you about the city’s continued resurgence; perhaps even more so than the residents living through it and making it happen. Much of this fervor comes from the fact that the Motor City houses so many interesting bars and restaurants. And even the more conceptual ones—a macabre speakeasy or […]

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Word of Mouth: Asbury Park

by Caitlin Leonard Lovingly referred to as “the Shore,” New Jersey’s coast is home to some of the most beautiful beaches within driving distance of NYC. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, the Shore is lined with many resort towns worthy of exploration, but none are experiencing a renaissance like Asbury Park—a small, quirky town on […]

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Airbnb invited people to spend a night in the Great Wall of China, but forgot to ask China first

The Great Wall of China is often considered to be one of the wonders of the modern world. It’s an incredible accomplishment in engineering and construction, and it holds a lot of cultural significance for the people of China. Airbnb recently planned to celebrate (or exploit?) the wall’s iconic nature by inviting people to enter […]

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Le Voyage à Nantes Public Art Festival

If you arrive by boat to Nantes in western France, you’ll quickly understand what makes the city (the country’s sixth largest) such an unusual and thrilling place. Scattered all along the Loire river on the way into the city are massive public artworks, including a skeletal sea-snake and a typical French stone house that’s sat […]

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You Can Now Spend the Night at the Great Wall of China With Help from Airbnb

Airbnb accommodations often afford you experiences that conventional hotels can lack. The home-sharing site offers a full immersion in the local culture, and they’re taking this idea to another level with a once-in-a-lifetime competition. In the fall of 2018, four lucky winners (and their chosen guests) will have the chance to enjoy the Great Wall of China by themselves […]

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Upgraded Airstream Trailer Designed for Adventure-Loving Travelers

Legendary trailer company Airstream is making their smallest model even more nimble with new all-terrain features. The Basecamp X helps travelers keep the spirit of adventure with a sleek design that allows it to go where other Airstream models can’t. Towable by a variety of small and mid-sized SUVs, it’s a great choice for independent […]

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South Dakota Opens Its Doors to the Sturgis Bike Rally

When 400,000 riders visit a town of 6,800, they have to stay somewhere Reporting by Christopher Smith The 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is nearly upon us. This legendary South Dakota gathering of bikes and bikers officially kicks off Friday August 3, but Saturday and Sunday are the days when the small town of Sturgis hulks […]

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Word of Mouth: Belle-Île-en-Mer, Brittany: Ferry away to idyllic port cities, breathtaking cliffside hikes and secluded sandy beaches

Distill the essence of a seaside vacation destination. You may find a vision of quaint cottages settled along sandy coves. Perhaps it’s a series of small, colorful towns dotted by restaurants serving local cuisine beside shops with regional wares. Maybe it’s simply a salty breeze, a walk through a shaded garden or a moment of […]

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This 8K Tour of Japan is Simply Breathtaking

[embedded content] In collaboration with Nakanihon Air Service, Armadas presents an 8K video shot across Japan from 2017-2018. Filming locations: Tokyo, Hokkaido, Hakodate, Toyokawa, Yakushima, Shizuoka.Equipment used: RED Weapon 8K, DJI Ronin 2Music: Into Existence by Elliot Middleton Channels: AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, UPLIFTING Tags: · 4K, 8K, aerial, city tour, cityscape, japan, nature, tokyo, tour, travel

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When You Look Over and See 3 Fellow Instagram Boyfriends

Photograph by Lewy-G on reddit A self-professed ‘Instagram boyfriend’ took this candid shot when he noticed 3 fellow Instagram boyfriends taking a similar shot at Thailand’s famous Maya Bay; made popular from the film The Beach starring Leonardo Dicaprio. Located near the Thai island of Koh Phi Phi Leh, the beach was actually closed for […]

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